How do I set up Code42 CrashPlan to backup my Bucknell owned computer?

  1. To start Code42 CrashPlan: Note: for the initial setup, you either need to be on campus or on the VPN! 
    1. Windows: Go to the Windows menu, type CrashPlan and select the Code42 CrashPlan application.
    2. Mac: Go to Finder -> Applications -> Crashplan.
    3. Linux: In a terminal window, run sudo CrashPlanDesktop. NOTE: CrashPlan is only installed on Linux computers that have locally stored user data. Contact if you have any questions.
  2. If you’ve signed into CrashPlan previously, simply sign in with your Bucknell username and password. If you’ve never signed into CrashPlan, do the following to sign up:
    1. Select Sign up for an account
    2. Enter your Bucknell username and select Sign Up.
    3. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Bucknell username and your Bucknell password (twice). Then select Sign Up.
  3. If you’ve never backed up a computer via CrashPlan previously, your computer should start backing up immediately. If you have backed up a computer via CrashPlan previously, you’ll need to select to either add this computer as a new device or to replace an existing device:
    1. Add a new device:
      1. Select Add New Device
      2. Select Yes
      3. Your computer should begin backing up.
    2. To replace an existing device:
      1. Select Replace Existing
      2. Select the computer you would like to replace and select Continue. Contact the Tech Desk ( if you’re unsure which device to replace.
      3. Choose Select Files.
      4. Do NOT select any files; press Continue.
      5. Press Next and then Continue.
      6. You will need to log in with your Bucknell username and password a couple of times during this process.
      7. Your computer should begin backing up.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or


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